feral child


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feral child

n
(Peoples) a neglected child who engages in lawless or anti-social behaviour
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We are interrupt-Turn to Page 22 From Page 21 ed by a feral child who has fallen/been pushed face first into the cowshit, and it's back to reality with a bump.
Pantoja was a real life Mowgli, a feral child who slept in caves among deers, snakes and bats, and whose taste of a mother's love came from a she-wolf who took him in and raised him among her pack of wolf cubs.
Based on the Rudyard Kipling tale, this play follows the life of Mowgli, a feral child raised by a pack of wolves in the Indian jungle.
Sorrel's haunting exploration of that failure is the saddest love story in the world, filled with all the yearning and unrequited love of a feral child trying to attach to a narcissistic parent.
The 8-year-old girl has been dubbed "Mowgli" because of the likeness with the feral child protagonist from Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book." Local reports said the girl did not appear to understand any language and walked on all fours.
Peyre's private world is disrupted with the appearance of a feral child, a prepubescent girl who feeds on his chickens and drinks from his well.
Skip forward six years, and Pete and Elliot have effectively domesticated one another--assuming that "domesticated" is the right word for a feral child and his cave-dwelling best friend.
Here, the "boy" is a friendly Apatosaurus named Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) and the "dog" is a feral child who walks on all fours.